Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Summer 2021 Registration.

Online Registration: Starts April 5th until April 15th.

Phone Assisted Rgistration: Starts April 12th until April 15th.

Please call 305-284-6554 and an OLLI staff member will assist you with your registration.

Registration information and all class information (times, days, overviews, and course descriptions) are available at: olli.dcie.miami.edu

Always check the website for current information and updates.

Scroll down to enroll in the course(s) you would like to take.

Current Events (Shared Interest Group)

Participants in this group should prepare for meetings by brushing up on current topics in the news frequently, bringing not only opinions to the table, but verified facts as well.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/11/2021 Ends : 7/16/2021
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

Tai Chi

Tai chi is a gentle and graceful movement class designed to build better balance, coordination, and focus in older adults.
No Scheduled Classes

Investments

Are you an “expert” investor or have some experience with investing? This is your chance to discuss investment topics and opportunities with fellow OLLI members. Instructors: Mr. Haim Karp and Dr. Ed Harper.
No Scheduled Classes

Triumph and Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men

In this six-week, live costumed performance, historical lecture series, we will examine the lives of various great men in history, as portrayed by actor and historian, Robert Dawson. We will learn of their triumphs, failures, joys and disappointments, their decisions and choices (good or bad), and the events that shaped their lives. Think you know history? You ain’t seen nothing yet!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Book Club (Special Interest Group)

Book Club is a member-driven discussion group facilitated by an OLLI member.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/7/2021 Ends : 7/19/2021
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Italian Intermediate, Pt. A

This intermediate-level Italian class will help you sharpen your language skills with the goal of becoming a better speaker and writer.
No Scheduled Classes

Spanish Basic, Pt. E (a continuation of Part D)

This course is a continuation of Basic Spanish - Part D. In this course, you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish.
No Scheduled Classes

Basic IPhone Skills

Come learn about APPLE iPhone basic usage skills.
No Scheduled Classes

Chair Yoga

Chair Yoga is ideal for the desk-bound, travelers, golfers, and those in rehabilitation or physically challenged. Chair Yoga will introduce you to a series of the most effective yoga stretches, all done from the comfort of your chair.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$45
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$45

The Uplifting, Passionate, Short Story

In this course, we will examine several short story writers and one of their works each week.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Italian Intermediate, Pt. B

The purpose of this interactive intermediate Italian conversation course is to begin honing your speaking skills and be able to discuss personal activities, everyday situations and be able to express your opinions – tutto in italiano!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Global Viewpoints

This class will cover selected international topics and events involving nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/7/2021 Ends : 7/19/2021
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Shakespeare Reading Group

The class will read one or two Shakespeare plays aloud in their entirety per session. Parts will be assigned and switched frequently, so everyone gets a chance to read major characters.
No Scheduled Classes

Freestyle Yoga

This class and its emphasis are on postural foundation and alignment of the body.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/7/2021 Ends : 7/19/2021
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$80
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/9/2021 Ends : 7/14/2021
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$80

Spanish Intermediate, Pt. E

This course is a continuation of Spanish Intermediate Part D. Already know the basics of Spanish? This course is for you! We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking.
No Scheduled Classes

Italian Basic Conversation & Grammar

The course is taught entirely in Italian and is structured in two parts: 1) reinforcing grammar knowledge, 2) starting to speak, and putting into practice everything learned.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

Spanish Intermediate, Pt. F

This is a continuation of Spanish Intermediate, Part E. Already know the basics of Spanish? This course is for you!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

Spanish For Beginners Boot Camp

We offer a dynamic 2 week boot camp for Beginners. Beginners meet in the mornings, Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 to Noon. Join your OLLI friends, and immerse yourself into the Spanish language.
Starts : 7/19/2021 Ends : 7/23/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245
Starts : 7/26/2021 Ends : 7/30/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245

Spanish Intermediate Boot Camp

We offer a (5 day a week) dynamic boot camp for people who already speak some Spanish? Intermediate to advanced speakers meet in the afternoons, Mondays to Fridays from 1:00 to 4:00pm. Join your OLLI friends, and immerse yourself into our Spanish language boot camps this summer!
Starts : 7/19/2021 Ends : 7/23/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$245
Starts : 7/26/2021 Ends : 7/30/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$245

Intermediate IPhone Skills

Continuation of the Basic Skills class but with more attention to detail and past skills.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/9/2021 Ends : 7/14/2021
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

In the News (Shared Interest Group)

Join this discussion group focused on what’s "in the news" each week.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Introduction to Pencil Drawing and Sketching

The objective of this class is to teach you how to draw! You will start with a simple drawing and move onto more difficult subjects, such as bottles, bowls, animals, and people.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$125

Introduction to Social Media

Learn how to navigate in the Social Media World: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat, and others.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/7/2021 Ends : 7/19/2021
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

Constitutional Law

Join UM Law School professor, Harvey Sepler, Esq., for this fascinating, educational class on the U.S. constitution.
No Scheduled Classes

Climate Conversations: The Science, The Seriousness, the Solutio

Climate change is inherently connected to today’s headlines, beyond extreme weather events: Health, Economy, National Security, and Immigration.
No Scheduled Classes

Osher Auditing Fee

No Scheduled Classes

Western Art, Masters and Masterpieces

These art history lectures concentrate on various artistic periods of Western Art.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Italian Advanced, Pt. D

This advanced Italian class will help you hone your language skills with the goal of becoming a better speaker and writer.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

Monday Morning Quarterback - Sports Only (Shared Interest Group)

Discuss current events in the world of sports.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/9/2021 Ends : 7/14/2021
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Create Your Own Reality (Shared Interest Group)

This course offers the practical and magical world of Metaphysics, understanding the realms of material and the physics of non-physical.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/11/2021 Ends : 7/16/2021
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Postural Stability, Balance & Mobility

According to physical therapists, structural balance is by far the most important thing needed for injury-prevention. Mobility training can improve the range of motion in joints/muscles and it can also assist in improving posture.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$80

A Chronology of American Political Cartoons

We will analyze how images, symbols, cartoons, graphs, charts, maps and artwork may be used to interpret the significance of time periods and historical events.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Apple Care - Answers to Questions Regarding Apple Devices

In this course, you will learn how some of your apple devices work. IPhone, IPad, Macbook or Pro, IMac.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/9/2021 Ends : 7/14/2021
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$125

Italian Advanced, Pt. C

This course is designed for students that have already taken all levels of Italian Basic, Italian Intermediate, and Advanced, Pts, A & B or who are able to use all the verb tenses, except for the conditional and the subjunctive.
No Scheduled Classes

As the "Book" Pages Turn (Shared Interest Group)

This is a FREE SIG/CLUB where OLLI members chose a book to read and engage in a lively discussion. Whenever possible, the author will be invited to join the group to discuss his/her book.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/9/2021 Ends : 7/14/2021
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
$0

Fit Mind - Evidence Based Exercises

This class will offer a mental and physical workout to sharpen your brain, improve concentration and coordination. Each week you will receive a protocol and a homework assignment to help you improve brain function.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/11/2021 Ends : 7/16/2021
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
$75

Advanced Conversation on Current Topics in Spanish Culture

This class is for advanced Spanish speakers who want to discuss different aspects of Spanish culture while enhancing their conversational skills through presentations, discussions and debates about relevant topics related to current events, culture, literature, cinema, and history in Spain and Latin America.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Italian Advanced Conversation & Grammar

This course is taught in Italian and is designed for students who have already attended all levels of Italian grammar or for those who are able to use all tenses and are fluent in the language.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Zendoodle - Patternwork for Meditation and Fun!

In this course, you will learn to draw simple patterns to meditate and use the patterns to create beautiful works of art. No meditation or art experience is necessary.
No Scheduled Classes

Write Your Life Story!

In this course, you will compile vignettes and life stories, using prompts to recall your life for posterity and for your family members.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Frank Sinatra - A Man, His Music and His Life

Francis Albert Sinatra; (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, and producer. This course delves into his career and life. It will highlight his successes and failures.
No Scheduled Classes

Classical Short Stories

We will explore the beauty and mechanics of the short story in the hands of the masters.
No Scheduled Classes

Political Philosophy: Marxism

This course will focus on the thought and influence of Karl Marx. The course will culminate in an analysis of his mature works and responses to his works.
No Scheduled Classes

East Meets West

The interaction between cultures has always enriched our understanding of each other, and art has been a vehicle to further that understanding.
No Scheduled Classes

Carl Gustav Jung & Depth Psychology

In this course, Carl Jung’s theories will be presented and discussed.
No Scheduled Classes

Florida Authors of Short Fiction I

Join us in reading short works of fiction by contemporary Florida authors.
No Scheduled Classes

Intermediate French, PT. C

This is a course for those who have completed Everyday French for Beginners, Parts A-D, and Intermediate French Parts A and B or who can demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency.
No Scheduled Classes

The Singers/Songwriters of Rock

This course will explore four of the most dynamic singers/songwriters of the decade where Rock became a major industry. The careers, music and extraordinary talents (Carole King, Elton John, James Taylor, Joni Mitchell) of these artists will be explored.
No Scheduled Classes

Advanced Spanish, Pt. C

If you have completed Advanced Spanish, Pts. A and B (or, with instructor approval) and want to further improve your grammar skills, this course is for you!
No Scheduled Classes

Advanced French, Pt. 3

Have you completed all levels of French Intermediate and Advanced French, Pts, 1 and 2, or are you comfortable with French grammar and conversation? Then, this class is for you!
No Scheduled Classes

Black Feminism: Theory, Method and Practice

This course will introduce you to the writings and teachings of black feminists like Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells. Black Feminism largely developed out of the writings and speeches of nineteenth century black women abolitionists like Wells and Truth. We will trace the historical and rhetorical development of black feminist practice and theory.
No Scheduled Classes

A History of Mediterranean Sea & Its People, Pt. 1

The history of the Mediterranean Sea is about the history of communications between people and cultures from the lands surrounding it, through trade, transport, colonialization, war, and cultural swap between different peoples. In this course we will examine those communications.
No Scheduled Classes

Women in the Arts

In this course, we'll travel the world, seeking and discovering the achievements of women artisans and artists in a variety of genres, including painters, sculptors, and multimedia.
No Scheduled Classes

Arabic Advanced Intermediate, Pt. 1

This course is for those students who are familiar with the Arabic language.
No Scheduled Classes

Paris During La Belle Epoque: Society, Art and Music

In this class we will survey the aesthetic trends in Paris during La Belle Époque and its aftermath. We will focus on stylistic novelties in the music of Debussy Satie, Ravel, and Stravinsky from the 1880s to the 1920s.
No Scheduled Classes

Cultural Influences on American Popular Music: Tin Pan Alley, Pr

In this class, we will explore the contribution of Jews as songwriters, producers, performers and record label owners since the 19th century, and the fascinating connection between two minorities, the Jews and the African Americans.
No Scheduled Classes

More Classical Short Stories

We will continue to explore the beauty and mechanics of the short story in the hands of the masters. Three stories will be chosen for each class, either by the same author or by different authors with a similar theme.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/7/2021 Ends : 7/19/2021
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Florida Authors of Short Fiction II

In this class, we will continue to examine the short works of fiction of Florida authors.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/9/2021 Ends : 7/14/2021
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Advanced Spanish, Pt. D

If you have completed Advanced Spanish, Parts A-C (or with instructor approval) and want to further improve your Spanish skills, this course is for you!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Advanced French, Pt. 4

Have you completed all levels of French Intermediate and Advanced French, Pts. 1-3, or are you comfortable with French grammar and conversation? Then, this course is for you!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

A History of Mediterranean Sea & Its People, Pt. 2

We will continue to learn about the history of the Mediterranean Sea and its people.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/11/2021 Ends : 7/16/2021
Meets on : Friday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$80

Special Topics in the History of Philosophy:Jose Ortega Y Gasset

This is a course on 20th Century Spanish Philosopher, José Ortega y Gasset. We will discuss the major ideas that José Ortega y Gasset is responsible for as well as the focus of contemporary scholarship.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/7/2021 Ends : 7/19/2021
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

Zendoodle - Pattern Work for Meditation and Fun! Pt. 2

In this course, we will review the steps for zendoodling. Each week you will learn three zendoodle patterns and shadings. No meditation or art experience is necessary and Part 1 is not a prerequisite.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Spanish Basic, Pt. F

This is a continuation of Spanish, Basic, Pt. E. In this course, you will continue learning the essentials to speak and write in Spanish.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Noir International: A Selection of Murder Mysteries from Around

In this class, we will discuss six murder mysteries from eminent crime writers.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Women Authors You've Never Heard Of

This course is devoted to "Women in Literature." Women have been writing as long or longer than men have. Yet the barriers to women expressing themselves through the written word were so high that in some cases women were forced to use a male pseudonym to be published. We’ll explore how recovering the writing of largely forgotten women poets, diarists, dramatists, essayists, novelists, and other literary works enrich our understanding of history and culture.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/9/2021 Ends : 7/14/2021
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$75

Jazz: The Swing Era

Take a trip down memory lane and listen to music from the Swing Era from the greatest jazz artists of the time period!
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Arabic Advanced Intermediate, Pt. 2

This course is intended for those who have completed Arabic Advanced Intermediate, PT 1, or who are familiar with the Arabic language and who have mastered the basics.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/10/2021 Ends : 7/15/2021
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

Migration and Citizenship: History, Theory and Literature

This course will center around arguments of citizenship, migration, and incarceration. We will read different accounts of experience, theory, and law surrounding these themes. Our goals are to acquire a better understanding of current issues, and to deconstruct the arguments and evidence in each of the readings presented
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/11/2021 Ends : 7/16/2021
Meets on : Friday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

The Very Best of Broadway - 1950 to Present

Broadway musicals became enormously influential forms of American popular culture and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation. In this series, we will develop an appreciation for the various celebrated musicals from the 1950s to the present.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/7/2021 Ends : 7/19/2021
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80

Cultural Influences on American Popular Music: Jazz, Pop, Rock a

In this class, we will explore the contribution of Jews as songwriters, producers, performers and record label owners since the 19th century, and the fascinating connection between two minorities, the Jews and the African Americans.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/9/2021 Ends : 7/14/2021
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$75

History of American Cinema

This course surveys the history of American cinema from 1930 to 1970, highlighting prominent aesthetic innovations, technological developments, and industrial changes.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Starts : 6/8/2021 Ends : 7/13/2021
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$75

Italian Intermediate Boot Camp

This Boot Camp is designed for those who feel comfortable with a basic level of grammar and want to continue to hone their Italian grammar skills.
Starts : 7/19/2021 Ends : 7/23/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245

Italian Basic Conversation Boot Camp

This Boot Camp is designed for students who have already attended all levels of Italian grammar or for those who are at an Italian Basic Conversation level.
Starts : 7/19/2021 Ends : 7/23/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$245

Italian Grammar Advanced Boot Camp

This Boot Camp is designed for those who who feel comfortable with an advanced level of grammar and want to continue to hone their Italian grammar skills.
Starts : 7/26/2021 Ends : 7/30/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$245

Italian Advanced Conversation Boot Camp

This Boot Camp is designed for students who have already studied all levels of Italian grammar or for those who are at an Italian Advanced Conversation level.
Starts : 7/26/2021 Ends : 7/30/2021
Meets on : Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$245

Introduction to Drawing

This course will consist of six distinct lessons in drawing. By the end of the course, students will learn the various types of traditional drawing media, history of drawing and a litany of skills that will allow them to execute their visions.
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Starts : 6/11/2021 Ends : 7/16/2021
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$80